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Forum topic by KenfromGermany posted 11-21-2015 04:03 AM 495 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KenfromGermany

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11-21-2015 04:03 AM

Hi Guys and Gals,
I would like to know if anyone can help me with
Cutting the notches on this table.
For the life if me I cannot figure out the angles
For this particular table.
If you look the table called “Campsite” designed
By Tomek Archer you will see what I’m talking about.
At this link http://www.architonic.com/de/pmsht/campfire-roethlisberger_proref/1117616
If you click on one of the images and then scroll
All the way to the right to the last 2 images you’ll
Get a clearer idea of what I’m asking.
There must be a geometric formula (or is it trig) I’m
Not sure.
Any guidance what be greatly appreciated.
Ken


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#1 posted 11-21-2015 09:43 AM

Ken—I don’t know how to figure out the cuts—-but SketchUp does!

I just sketched this example and let the computer do the work. The angles will change depending on the slope of the legs. I eye-balled it—and the angle of my legs is 24.2 degrees above horizontal. A different slope will require different notches, but that’s why SketchUp is so cool—-easy to tweak the design and let the computer figure out the math.


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#2 posted 11-21-2015 11:30 AM

Hi Jerry,

That’s great! Thank you for your guidance.
I think I need to get familiar with Sketchup.

Have a nice weekend!

Ken

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 09:01 PM

Hi Jerry,

Would you happen to have any advice on how to begin with Sketchup?
Should I concentrate on one particular project (i.e. the 3 legged table angles you demonstrated for me) or should I start with the free tutorials that are available from Sketchup ?
How did you start out using Sketchup ?
Thanks Jerry,

Ken

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 06:40 AM

I started using SketchUp by following the tutorials provided by SketchUp, then watching some on-line tutorials (especially the stuff from Aidan Chopra), and experimenting some.

There is a learning curve, but it is pretty intuitive, and very powerful. One tip: use the Components feature to make individual furniture parts into components. This allows you to make adjustments to a component without screwing up the whole model.

If you have specific dimensions you would like to use for the table I sketched, let me know and I can plug those in and get angles for you.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 07:12 AM

Hi Jerry,

That’s what I’ll do then by starting with the tutorials from Sketchup.
That’s also very kind of you to offer doing the angles for me for the table.
The table wasn’t so much my ultimate goal but rather learning how it was done.
I might like to use the angles of this table as a goal within Sketchup after I’ve gotten familiar with the Tutorials and Sketchup in general. Thank you for the tip on “Components”. If there’s anything else in the way of syllabus type guidance for this task would be welcome.
Have a nice day!
Ken

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